Donna Wilson wall at Supermarket Sarah

Monday, 21 June 2010

Since Supermarket Sarah launched last year in August 09, it has become something of a phenomena. Supermarket Sarah is a web store which is based around the image of an interactive wall where users can simply click and buy. The walls were initially in Sarah's living room but have moved to public spaces: shop windows, bars, galleries and most recently Sarah created a 8 foot high wall in Selfridges, London. Sarah often asks designers she admires to guest curate her walls and the results so far have been a feast of colour and fun.

Have a look at the wall to see our colourful collaboration of Sarahs collection of vintage goodies and some of my one offs aswell as some old friends!

Sarah and I feeling peckish after the set up!

If you would like to see a clip of the making it's on youtube!

Hope you find the wall as fun as we did!

Have you seen this creature?

Thursday, 17 June 2010

An artists impression of Rill, holding a stop sign and one of his favourite foods- chips, last seen at the Coast Festival, Scotland in a bead mobile! Thank you Gregor, aged 8- you have got a fantastic likeness- looks exactly like him!

Get Lost (in the maze)

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

I have just come back from Banff, Scotland (my home town) where I made a maze from thousands of strands of yarn which was part of the Coast Festival in Banff castle grounds. It was quite a challenge, so I wanted to show you 'the making of' but in the end we created a 10 meter by 10 meter labyrinth!

I couldn't have done it without all the help from local volunteers- including 6 firemen who put all the posts in, Matt, Leanne, Lynne, Paloma, Omar, Alice, Maureen, Maddie, Kate, and the 3 ladies from Aberdeenshire Council, who worked through the torrential rain while we were making it. I love the Scottish weather!
a long way to go!

(image courtesy of Aberdeenshire Council)
We got there, after 11 hours of wrapping, cutting, twisting and raining!
 The best part was seeing people running around using it, and getting a bit lost in it... made it all worth while.